Are You Ready for a Haunted Hotel?
An overnight stay in one of the world's haunted hotels can make for an unforgettable experience. Sleeping -- or trying to sleep -- up close and personal to a few restless spirits can make or break your belief in the supernatural. There are plenty to choose from, haunted by all manner of restless ghosts from young children to crotchety old men. Before you book a stay in a haunted hotel, read on for some advice that may make your stay less "fright"ful.
Is it possible to take real pictures of ghosts? Some people think so. "Orbs" that can't be seen with the naked eye, but can be captured with just about any type of camera. With a little time and patience, you can take your own ghost pictures. Don't believe it? Take a look at a few that brave haunted hotel survivors have submitted.
Staying in a haunted hotel seemed like a good idea when I planned it, sitting in my office in the middle of the day. Once I checked in (alone), I had second thoughts. A lot of them. Somehow, I managed to brave my way through several haunted hotels. Here's what I found.
- Spending the night in the most haunted room of the Napa River Inn
- Braving a possessed doll and a ghost chair at the Queen Anne Hotel
- Ghost tour at the Queen Mary Hotel
- Searching for Kate Morgan's ghost at the Hotel del Coronado
Ready to try a night in a haunted hotel for yourself? Chances are you can find one near you. Castles, mansions, former private residences and historic hotels that claim to be haunted (and sometimes, deny it) can be found throughout the world.